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Scientific Equity: Experiments in Laboratory Education in Ghana
During the 1960s the Ministry of Education in Ghana created a network of school laboratories to increase scientific literacy among young citizens. The ministry stocked these “Science Centres” withExpand
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Bioprospecting and Resistance: Transforming Poisoned Arrows into Strophantin Pills in Colonial Gold Coast, 1885–1922
SummaryThe rise of pharmaceutical chemistry in Europe at the end of the nineteenth century dovetailed with the wars of imperial expansion in Africa. The drug strophanthin joined the official rosterExpand
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Bitter Roots: The Search for Healing Plants in Africa
For over a century, plant specialists worldwide have sought to transform healing plants from African countries into pharmaceuticals. And for equally as long, conflicts over these medicinal plantsExpand
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Kwame Nkrumah’s Suits: Sartorial Politics in Ghana at Independence
This paper examines the wardrobe of the first prime minister and president of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah, to show how he created a set of “suits” or “looks” to mirror his overlapping traditional, modern,...